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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Every year, thousands of people are admitted to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning and over 500 fatalities occur. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas that is made all the more dangerous by the absence of any color or odor and the fact that it can be found in the heating and cooking appliances of most homes, hotels, other buildings, and cars in the United States.

Carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous and can cause injury or death to individuals before they are even aware of the threat. If you or a loved one was harmed or killed because of a carbon monoxide leak, you may be entitled to financial compensation if the leak was caused by negligence on someone else’s part. Our Kenosha premises liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you seek the compensation you need. Contact us today at 800-242-2874.

How Does CO Poisoning Occur?

Accidental CO poisoning can happen under a number of circumstances, but it is always the result of CO gas building up in an enclosed space. The following situations are capable of causing CO poisoning:

  • A stove, heater, water heater, or furnace that is improperly installed or is defective
  • A vent to the outside for one of these appliances is blocked
  • Blockage of a chimney or stove pipe
  • Using a charcoal grill in an enclosed space
  • Cars or leaf blowers left operating in an enclosed space

Carbon monoxide causes symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, and confusion, but many carbon monoxide victims are unable to detect these symptoms because CO poisoning often happens while individuals are asleep.

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If a negligent individual or property owner caused you or a loved one to be poisoned by carbon monoxide, a Kenosha premises liability lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. will work to help you get the compensation you are seeking for medical bills, disability, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses or expenses. To speak with an attorney about your legal rights today, contact us at 800-242-2874.